THE GERMANTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY is an educational and research center dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the original German Township in northwest Philadelphia. Encompassing the contemporary neighborhoods of Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill and the Wissahickon Valley, greater Germantown is a dynamic and diverse community.
The Society houses a unique collection of artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps, and images documenting Germantown’s many stories. Community residents, neighborhood and family historians, scholars, and the curious of all ages are invited to share and experience this history by visiting our museum exhibitions, exploring the resources in the Pat Henning Library and Archives, and participating in our programs and classes.
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